The law on whether the time nonexempt employees spend traveling is compensable is confusing and often trips up employers. This article is designed to explain the rules and provide guidance on how to pay for a nonexempt employee’s travel time under federal law.
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When a staffing agency and a client both exercise control over an employee, the staffing agency is usually considered the primary employer for Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) purposes, according to the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). As one recent court decision shows, however, that’s not always the case.
For a second time, a Philadelphia business group has asked a judge to block the city’s ban on salary history questions, arguing that the law infringes on business’ free speech rights.
Oregon’s governor signed an equal pay bill into law June 1, adding the state to the growing list of governments adopting salary history bans.
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has sued an employer on an employee’s behalf, alleging that it fired him for complaining about discrimination on job-review site Glassdoor.com.
An employee was not entitled to a 12-month leave extension as an Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accommodation, a federal appeals court has ruled.
There are a few situations in which an employer may have to pay individuals for time spent interviewing for a job. The factors to consider vary among jurisdictions but a federal appeals court recently made one thing clear in a lawsuit involving a 3-day interview: the length of the interview likely is irrelevant.
When an employee’s Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) leave is just one of many factors in an adverse employment action, it’s still FMLA retaliation, a federal appeals court has ruled.
A finite leave of absence can be a reasonable accommodation required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), but the statute and implementing regulations don’t specify at what point leave becomes “indefinite,” and therefore, unreasonable.
The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) generally requires employees to make the case that they need time off for an FMLA-qualifying reason. On the other hand, the statute also requires employers to request more information from workers requesting leave, if their eligibility is unclear.